School Family Media, LLC Marketing Manager Wrentham, MA · Full time

Position Summary: Manages the projects and execution of marketing objectives, strategies, programs, and policies for all products and services for the organization. Translates the marketing vision into specific projects, action plans, and tactics. Oversees critical marketing functions to ensure the information and support for programs are effectively delivered. Establishes robust data streams and analytical processes to track and identify changes in customers, competitors, and business climate and enable responsive marketing activities. Develops effective marketing teams and scalable processes to execute short-term and long-term marketing plans. Manages vendor selection, relationships, and budgets.

Description

School Family Media (Colorado Springs, CO & Wrentham, MA) is looking for a creative, digital-first marketer who brings a variety of marketing and project management skills with an analytical mindset for our EduKit team.


As THE back-to-school company, School Family Media helps schools and families kick off back-to-school and have a successful year. EduKit, TeacherLists and PTO Today, our nationally recognized platforms for school supplies and parent groups, sit at the center of the school community. We connect the world’s top brands with schools, teachers, volunteers, and parents to ensure that everyone can win back-to-school. 


EduKit is a leading provider of pre-packaged school supplies, dedicated to perfecting back-to-school shopping for K-12 schools and school districts. Our commitment to delivering high-quality products and exceptional service has positioned us as a trusted partner in the education sector. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a dynamic and results-driven Marketing Manager to join our team.


We are looking to hire a self-starter who takes initiative, is action-oriented, takes ownership, and seeks out what needs to be done next. Who is keen to join an entrepreneurial environment, where innovation plays a pivotal role and hands-on work is required. You will be able to put yourself in the minds of parents, group leaders, administrators, and other school communities to drive demand for our products. Maybe a marketing unicorn, but we are aiming high. 


Position: Marketing Manager 

Reports to: President of EduKit 

Supervises: N/A 

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, Wrentham, MA or remote with travel 10% or as needed 

Education: Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Marketing, Business, or other relevant field is a strong advantage. Minimum of 3 years proven experience in marketing management, preferably in the education sector or related industries.

Required Experience: Google Analytics, Excel ninja, social media advertising and relationship management, budget management, email campaigns, experience with all social media platforms. 

Highly Desired:  Experience in the K-12 school sector, proficiency in CRM tools (NetSuite and HubSpot) 

Career Level: First-level management  

Salary: Salaried/Exempt $55K - $80K commensurate with experience 

Benefits: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision health insurance plans available upon hire date 
  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave. 
  • 401(k) Retirement plan with company match 


Essential responsibilities of the Marketing Manager include, but are not limited to: 


Strategic Marketing Planning: Develop and execute comprehensive marketing plans aligned with business objectives and budgets to enhance brand visibility and market share within the K-12 education sector. 


Budget Development and Management: Manage the annual marketing budget, ensuring alignment with organizational goals, and report monthly projections to optimize resource allocation and achieve goals. Minimize marketing costs while maximizing lead generation and optimizing results. 


Digital Marketing Management: Oversee digital marketing campaigns, generate leads and engage with key stakeholders. 


Content Creation: Collaborate with the content team to create compelling marketing collateral, including blog posts, whitepapers, case studies, and product descriptions. Improve brand awareness and reengagement among customer audiences. Work in partnership with SFM internal teams to develop materials and messaging that resonate with various audiences. 


Data Analysis: Utilize excellent Excel and analytical skills to assess campaign performance, ROI, and market trends, providing insights to optimize marketing strategies. 


Customer Relationship Management (CRM): Leverage expertise in NetSuite, HubSpot, or similar CRM tools to manage customer data, track interactions, and implement targeted communication strategies. 


Process Documentation: Create and maintain detailed process documents outlining marketing workflows, ensuring consistency, and facilitating smooth execution of marketing initiatives. 


External Resource Management: Manage relationships with external digital marketing consultants, ensuring effective collaboration and alignment with organizational goals. Stay up to date with innovative marketing trends and strategies. Work closely with the sales department to optimize messaging and support customer sales journey. 


Email Campaigns: Develop and execute targeted email campaigns to existing customers, prospects, and parent customers, employing segmentation and personalization strategies. 


Event Management: Plan and coordinate participation in relevant industry events, conferences, and trade shows to enhance brand presence and foster relationships with key stakeholders. 


Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including sales, product development, and customer support, to align marketing efforts with overall business objectives. 


Skills and Qualifications

  • Creative thinker with the ability to bring new perspectives, ideas, and innovative solutions to the table. 
  • Must possess exceptional content writing skills without the need for extensive editing; the ability to simplify technical concepts and target the message to different audiences. 
  • Working knowledge of marketing-related business practices; demonstrated professional experience in maintaining a corporate/brand web and product management. 
  • Highly organized, excellent time and project management, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. 
  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication abilities with strong people skills and the ability to relate to different personality types and needs professionally. 
  • Strong work ethic, teamwork, and collaboration skills. 
  • Experience in managing external digital marketing consultants. 
  • Ability to develop and manage annual marketing budgets and monthly projections. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. 
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to derive insights from data and make data-driven decisions. 
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines. 


Application Deadline: February 29, 2024.







An Equal Opportunity Employer

Colorado Springs, CO is a drug free/smoke free campus



Salary

$55,000 - $80,000 per year